Special District 6 | District eNewsletter
April 18, 2019

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Davis advances as Minnesota Teacher of the Year finalist

Nine teachers from across the state have been named finalists in the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year program, including Jessica Davis, South St. Paul Secondary math teacher. An independent selection panel of 24 leaders in the areas of education, business, government and non-profits selected the finalists from a group of 40 semifinalists.

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Webb honored with statewide District Leader in Communication award

South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS) congratulates Superintendent Dave Webb on his receipt of the District Leadership in Communication Award from the Minnesota School Public Relations Association (MinnSPRA). The award recognizes an educational leader for outstanding leadership in school public relations and communications, highlighting the importance of a leader’s role in implementing and supporting an effective communications program to engage all stakeholders.

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Expect Bus Delays:
5th Avenue Closure to Start on Monday, April 22

5th Avenue will be closed between Southview Blvd. and 7th St. S. There will be minor delays to route 7 for the Secondary building and route 7 for Kaposia Education Center. Buses will continue to travel to your designated stop, however will need more travel time to go around. Thank you for your understanding as we work together through this construction. 

Please contact the transportation office at (651) 457-9474 if you have any questions.

SSP science teacher earns National Board Certification, demonstrates teaching excellence 

South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS) congratulates Joe Burk, SSP Secondary science teacher, on recently becoming a National Board Certified Teacher (NCBT), an advanced credential that indicates teaching excellence. Burk has been teaching in the district for 22 years, proudly noting that SSPPS was his first job out of college and he continues to enjoy teaching in South St. Paul.

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Family News & Events

Rescheduled Parent Conversation Session for Spanish-speaking Families

The rescheduled parent conversation for Spanish-speaking families will be held on Thursday, April 25.

Visit for more information.

School of Fish Program

Community Education is hosting the School of Fish program, a 2.5 hour youth fishing class for students in grades 6-12. 

Tuesday, May 7
2:40 - 5:10 PM
SSP Secondary Cafeteria

Click here for more information and to register.

Register for Kids' Choice Summer School-Age Care Program

Kids’ Choice offers an all-day program during the summer that is open to youth entering kindergarten through 7th grade. Youth who attend another district during the school year are welcome to join the summer program. 

This summer youth will enjoy weekly off-site field trips, weekly special guest, a variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities and community service projects.

Click here for more information.

Click here to register.

Did you know?
Additional benefits available with your free and reduced approval letter

Did you know that the Free and Reduced Meal Application approval letter qualifies your household for other educational benefits? For example, you could qualify for $1 rides on the metro bus, receive discounted admission to museums, enroll in energy assistance programs and more. 

Visit for a list of educational benefits.

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 19
Student Makeup Day
Secondary/CLC Staff Conversation
Kaposia Staff Conversation

Monday, April 22
SSP Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 23
Early Learning Staff Conversation

Wednesday, April 24
Secondary Food Distribution

Thursday, April 25
Parent Conversation for Spanish Speaking Families (Rescheduled date)
American Indian Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

Monday, April 29
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Meeting

Tuesday, April 30
Lincoln Center Food Distribution

SSPPS Photo Highlights
April 4-17

South St. Paul Early Learning families visited the local legislators at the State Capitol to share their concerns and support for early learning funding.

Elementary students sharing their thoughts and concerns at the student listening sessions.

Students at the Community Learning Center participating in the student listening session.
Students, parents, staff and community members watching the Angst documentary.
Student and parent attending the screening of Angst and resource fair.
Teachers and staff participating in the designated staff listening sessions.

First graders had the opportunity to learn about morse code with special guest Charles Braken. He shared how he used to communicate with morse code when he was in the Army. Then the first graders got to create their own message. 

These S.U.N. (Students with Unique Needs) students are learning important life skills while also serving our community through their work at Southview Acres Health Care Center in West St. Paul.  

Join us in our social circles below!




Show Off Your Packer Pride!

You might have seen some Packer Pride signs around our schools and neighborhoods.
If you spot one, take a picture with the sign! 

Share your Packer Pride picture with us using #SSPpride on Facebook,
Instagram and Twitter and we will share your picture!

We look forward to seeing your Packer Pride!

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